Feminism and Science: Mechanism Without Reductionism

@article{Fehr2004FeminismAS,
  title={Feminism and Science: Mechanism Without Reductionism},
  author={Carla Fehr},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={136 - 156}
}
  • C. Fehr
  • Published 27 May 2004
  • Art
  • NWSA Journal
During the scientific revolution reductionism and mechanism were introduced together. These concepts remained intertwined through much of the ensuing history of philosophy and science, resulting in the privileging of approaches to research that focus on the smallest bits of nature. This combination of concepts has been the object of intense feminist criticism, as it encourages biological determinism, narrows researchers' choices of problems and methods, and allows researchers to ignore the… 
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